Thursday, April 23, 2015

Freight Forwarder and Logistics Boss Leaves After Less Than a Year in Charge

All the Industry Appointments and Departures This Week
Shipping News Feature

NETHERLANDS – Freight forwarder and third party logistics operator Ceva has confirmed that Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Board, Michael Schaecher is to leave the company after less than a year. During his short time with Ceva, Schaecher accepted more responsibility, incorporating the Ocean Freight business into his job role after the sector’s last COO, Dominik Tichelkamp left in November 2014 after a three year stint. No reason was given for the latest decision.

SWEDEN – The Board of Directors of AB Volvo has appointed Martin Lundstedt as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Volvo Group. Until Lundstedt assumes his new position in October, the Group's Chief Financial Officer, Jan Gurander has taken up the role in a temporary capacity Lundstedt, the current President and CEO of the Scania Group, succeeds Olof Persson, who has led the Groups for almost 4 years.

UK – The World Transport Agency (WTA) UK has announced that current Divisional Managing Director Thomas Kuehn, will succeed Gerry Lawler as the new Managing Director.

UK – Nicholas Scott-Gray has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Montrose Port Authority (MPA), succeeding John Paterson, who is retiring after nine years at the helm.

US – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has announced the appointment of Tyler Wood as the General Counsel of the FMC and member of the Senior Executive Service. Wood most recently served as the Commission's Deputy General Counsel.

US – CLX Logistics has appointed David Vieira as its new Chief Operating Officer. Vieira most recently served as President and CEO of the MXD Group.

CANADA – Allison Watson has been named as the New Sales and Customer Services Manager of MOL Canada. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he will report to Tim Harrington, Vice President, Canada. Watson will focus on Eastern Canada and sales activities for Atlantic Canada supported by colleagues in Mississauga, Ontario and in Lombard, Illinois, US. Watson joins MOL after 27 years at NYK Line.

WORLDWIDE – Not exactly an appointment rather more of an industry achievement, James ‘Jim’ Jackson has been welcomed to The International Air Cargo Association's Hall of Fame for his effort as a driving force behind the standardisation of Aircraft Unit Load Devices (ULD) and the supporting aircraft and ground-handling technical requirements.

The TIACA Hall of Fame honours air-cargo professionals who have played a role in the progress of aviation and have helped to shape and grow the industry. Jackson, a founder of the Association, is an air-cargo handling and logistics innovator, a lifelong champion of international standardisation, and an engineering solutions-finder for the air freight industry, who fostered the ULD – the LD3.